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Old 09-14-2013, 07:33 PM   #1
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Title says it all..
Looking for recommendations for the MOST DURABLE scope for $700 or under..
I'm putting all other features of a scope aside (fixed or variable, power, etc.) simply looking for DURABILITY.


It will be for a Remington 700 chambered in .308

I don't care about much else besides durability and ruggedness.

It will be for mostly target shooting, occasional hunting but mostly end of the world type stuff.
I want to put one scope on my rifle and shoot thousands and thousands of rounds with it and be able to keep it for life and pas it down to my children.

Thanks for your help

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Old 09-14-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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Well if your don't mind that its inaccurate, doesn't have clear glass. I suppose any of them would work just fineb

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what kind of durability are you talking about? you need to clarify your needs much better if you want better suggestions.

scopes by nature, any scope, even high dollar and high end scopes are fairly delicate items that need to be treated with care.

fixed power scopes for the most part are some of the more durable ones, because there are less moving parts than a variable power scope.

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Several companies have a guaranteed for life. Vortex is one of them and from past experience they have excellent customer service.

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Several companies have a guaranteed for life. Vortex is one of them and from past experience they have excellent customer service.
that's true, but in a SHTF type of situation, a lifetime warranty is kind of worthless.
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that's true, but in a SHTF type of situation, a lifetime warranty is kind of worthless.
oh it better be still of value, or then they too will experience a shtf scenario.

To the op, then get something like an aimpoint scope.
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a fixed scope is more durable than a variable, but if you want something of quality, get a schmidt and bender, but you might have to sell off a few other guns first to afford one. But what is 3500 dollars if your life is on the line?

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a fixed scope is more durable than a variable, but if you want something of quality, get a schmidt and bender, but you might have to sell off a few other guns first to afford one. But what is 3500 dollars if your life is on the line?
i don't think he could get the lens covers for a Schmidt & Bender for $700!

Leopold is a good brand. Bushnell, Nikon, Redfield, ect..........most hunting scopes are pretty durable as far as scopes go, because they are made for hunting.

but any scope, can get knocked out of adjustment if it takes a tumble or fall. crosshairs can get broken. lenses can be broken or cracked, or lose the gas that keeps them sealed from the elements.

iron or open sights may be the best option.
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i don't think he could get the lens covers for a Schmidt & Bender for $700!

iron or open sights may be the best option.
So true on the scope covers lol

Agreed, Iron sights for the backup and practice with them so you know how to use them when the time comes, and maybe a QD scope for until it breaks. then detach and go to irons. you wont be doing no 800 plus yard shots, but at least your gun will be usable for anything 300 yards and closer.
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Bring it to 787$ and its trijicon 3-9 mildot accupoint I would honestly save a few $$ and get that one its definately worth it!!

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